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Weekly Poll Results

What non-coding stuff do you do in your spare time?

Survey period: 25 Feb 2013 to 4 Mar 2013

Life after Code. Or between Code.

OptionVotes% 
Sports or physical activity (participating)00.000 votes, 0.00%
Movies / TV / Live shows00.000 votes, 0.00%
Building / Fixing stuff00.000 votes, 0.00%
Music (consume or create)00.000 votes, 0.00%
Games (board, video, physical - anything)1100.001 votes, 100.00%
Food (consume or create)00.000 votes, 0.00%
Read (non-coding stuff)00.000 votes, 0.00%
Socialise00.000 votes, 0.00%
Quite time (including yoga, meditation etc)00.000 votes, 0.00%
Other00.000 votes, 0.00%

(No text answers)

This week's survey: What non-coding stuff do you do in your spare time?

Most popular new articles

18 Feb 2013 - 24 Feb 2013

Latest Additions

135 articles overall. 57 new, 78 updated.

New articles added

ASP.NET

Book Chapters

C#

Client side scripting

Cryptography & Security

  • CryptBox - Biswas, Sumit
    CryptBox helps to encrypt and decrypt files using Password Based Encryption (PBE)

Custom Controls

Product Showcase

Ultrabooks

  • Wrapup Intel Ultrabook - Daniel Egan
    This is the third and final post on the Ultrabook that I received from Intel to evaluate.

Articles updated

.NET Framework

  • PVS.AVPlayer - Peter Vegter
    MCI wrapper class library for .NET developers

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

C / C++ Language

C#

Database

Design and Architecture

DirectX

Game Development

Hardware & System

HTML / CSS

List Controls

  • WPF Based Bar Diagram Control - Dominik V.
    This article is about a simple bar diagram control, which is easy to integrate into an existing WPF application.

Miscellaneous

  • Animator for WinForms - Pavel Torgashov
    The component allows you to animate any controls on your WinForms.

Parallel Programming

Shell and IE programming

Silverlight

Smart Client

Tabs & Property Pages

Threads, Processes & IPC

Tree Controls

Ultrabooks

Usability

Win32/64 SDK & OS

Windows Phone 7/8

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Runtime

New Tips and Tricks added

Ajax

ASP.NET

C#

Charts, Graphs and Images

Design and Architecture

Menus

SQL Reporting Services

Validation

Windows Powershell

Tips and Tricks updated

.NET Framework

Android

C#

Database

Files and Folders

Hardware & System

Internet / Network

Libraries

Office Development

  • OpenXML: How do I? - Dane Balia
    Struggling to get going with OpenXML here are some basics to give you that boost.....

Programming Tips

New Technical Blogs added

.NET Framework

Android

ATL Server

  • How to save deadlock graph events as .xdl file in SQL Server ? - Rohitmssqlfun
    How to save deadlock graph events as .xdl file ? On the File menu, click New Trace, and then connect to an instance of SQL Server. In the Trace Properties dialog box, type a name for the trace in the Trace name box. In the Use the template list, select a trace template on which [...]

C / C++ Language

  • Smart pointers gotchas - Bartlomiej Filipek
    Several questions about using smart pointers in modern C++Why auto_ptr is deprecated?Why unique_ptr finally works good?How to use arrays with unique_ptr?Why create shared_ptr with make_shared?How to use arrays with shared_ptr?How to pass smart pointers to functions?While teaching how to use new C++

Client side scripting

Combo & List Boxes

Content Management Server

  • Programmatically Create and Deploy SSIS 2012 Project into Catalog Using C# - Sifiso W Ndlovu
    AbstractSQL Server Integration Services 2012 comes with a new API for scripting packages which is called MOM – Managed Object Model. In this article, I will demonstrate the scripting of Integration Services Catalog packages using C#.RequirementsMicrosoft Visual Studio 2010 or later ArticleWe b

Cross Platform

  • Cross-platform Text Editing in 2013 - Terrence Dorsey
    I thought it would be a good idea to go back and check on some new developments, both platforms and tools, that may give you some new note-syncing options.

Custom Controls

Database

Design and Architecture

  • Adam's Rules of Coding - Adam Zuckerman
    These may be obvious to some, but I wanted to get them written down.

  • Iterator Pattern - David Corne
    This post will be about the Iterator pattern which is a behavioural pattern.

Dialogs and Windows

Hardware & System

  • NTFS rights on user home directories - Kristofer Kallsbo
    A quick script that loopes through all folders and checks if there is a user account in the domain; if not it will move the directory to the __unconnected__ folder.

LINQ

List Controls

  • How to find all child controls from a starting control or form - Adam Zuckerman
    I created a couple of extension methods that allow my program to find all of the controls from either a form or a containing control.  This code is targeted for .NET 4 Client, but should also work in .NET 3.5.Module WinformControlExtensions  '''   ''' Recursively find all child controls for a form  

Microsoft BizTalk Server

SharePoint Server

SQL Reporting Services

String handling

  • How to display a control's hierarchy as a string - Adam Zuckerman
    I created an extension method that allows my program to find all of a control's parents' names. It returns a string separated overrideable delimiter (::).  This code is targeted for .NET 4 Client, but should also work in .NET 3.5.Module WinformControlExtensions  '''   ''' Find all of the control's

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

Uncategorised Tips and Tricks

VB.NET

Web Services

  • How to build self descriptive web API [part I] - Tamir Khason
    Some time ago I spoke on Microsoft user group about subject oriented programming and web services which speaking natural language. Now, when I have some time, I can explain how to build your web front api to be readable by humans, rather, than by robots. So, let’s start.

Win32/64 SDK & OS

  • Playing with Google Drive SDK and JavaScript - Jan Fajfr
    This posts gives brief introduction to Google Drive JavaScript SDK and shows how to implement basic actions as downloading documents, creating directories and search for files or directories.

Windows API

Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Mobile

Windows Security

XML

  • Determining nil in an XML element - Adam Zuckerman
    I have been trying to find a way to determine if an XML element is marked as null.  There isn't built in support in .NET 4 or earlier versions.  So, after doing some research (Dimuthu's Blog: XML Schema nillable=“true” vs minOccurs=“0”, XLinq xsi:nil=“true”, Do XML parsers tell the difference betwee

Technical Blogs updated

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

Applications & Tools

Client side scripting

Design and Architecture

  • Eccentricity in programming languages - Mukit, Ataul
    Over the years, now almost a decade with bits and bytes (at an abstract level), I have had to come to terms with some (not many) strange programming language constructs in a variety of programming languages. On second thought, not so much the constructs, rather some of

HTML / CSS

  • My Own HTML - Mukit, Ataul
    Initially, I set off to write quite a big post about how I want my version of HTML to be, offering more simplicity and capability by having a few tags included in the already existing version.Then I realized, there is no need to write an elongated post, it is possible

Work Issues

  • Fun is Justification Enough - Jonathan Cardy
    It’s taken me a long time to realize that as long as I enjoy sitting writing the code, that’s the only justification I need. Anything else is a bonus.




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